mac mini 2009 problem

alekspasov

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 19, 2012
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Hi,

I have a mac mini from 2009 and recently it started having problem booting up. It got to the point where when i start to turn it on, a bar appears that start filling up. The bar never fully loads up and the mini turns off again.

I dont have a mac keyboard, so im not sure how to run disk utility or what to do in general.

Any advice?? Thank you a lot.
 

bax2003

macrumors 6502a
Dec 25, 2011
903
139
Serbia
First thing you can do when Mac boots is backup. Then erase your hard drive and reinstall OS.
 

blanka

macrumors 68000
Jul 30, 2012
1,549
3
First thing to try is run a combo update. Clean install is kind of rough.
 

blanka

macrumors 68000
Jul 30, 2012
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Cmd-R is only usable if you did a Lion or later install on the Mini. This one came with Snow, and if you still run that the Combo update is the thing to check. Command-R won't work then.